Monday, January 10, 2011
Thomas Heyward Junior House 18 Meeting St.
Number two in my Charleston House series today! The Thomas Heyward Jr. House at 18 Meeting St. was built in 1803 by a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Heyward junior. The house follows to tee the traditional Charleston single house floor plan of being one room wide. The home is built entirely of brick and has exceptional piazzas on the southern facade. The home is ofetn overshadowed by its enormous neighbor to the south in the Calhoun Mansion at 16 Meeting, but is to me a more traditional, understaed, Charleston masterpiece! Heyward also owned the Heyward-Washington house on Church St. which is now a museum.